Key Lime Pie

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1993 21:57:34 -0800 (PST)
This recipe for Key Lime Pie is from "The Elegant But Easy Cookbook" by
Marian Fox Burros and Lois Levine, 1967.
	1 1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
	1 1/2 teaspoons lime rind
	1 tablespoon sugar
	1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
	Press into bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate.
	Bake at 375 degrees fahrenheit for 8 minutes. Cool
	Thoroughly mix in saucepan:
	1 envelope gelatin
	1/2 cup sugar
	1/4 teaspoon salt
	Beat together:
	4 egg yolks
	1/2 cup lime juice
	1/4 cup water
	Stir into gelatin mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring, just
	until	mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. 
	Stir in:
	1 teaspoon grated lime peel
	green food coloring--only enough to give PALE green color (2-3 drops)
	Chill, stirring occasionally until mixture mounds slightly when dropped
	from spoon. 
	Beat until soft peaks form:
	4 egg whites
	Gradually add:
	1/2 cup sugar
	beating until stiff. Fold in gelatin mixture.
	Fold in:
	1 cup heavy cream, whipped
	Pile into shell. Chill until firm. Before serving top with additional
	whipped cream, trim with grated lime peel.


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